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いう・いゆ【魚】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

iu · iyu [ʔiu~ʔiju]

Definition

Noun

  1. Fish

Etymology

Cognate to the outdated Japanese word うお uo or いお io "fish"; Ehime and Amakusa (Kumamoto) いを iwo; Ehime, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Kagoshima いお io; Kagoshima いよ iyo; Kikai いゆ iyu, いう iu and ゆ yu; Yoron っゆー qyuu; Okinawan いう iu and いゆ iyu; and Yonaguni いゆ iyu. Ultimately derived from Chinese (c.f. Mandarin , Cantonese , Vietnamese ngư~ngớ, Korean eo, and Middle Chinese *ngiu).

意味:さかな・うお・いお【魚】

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